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Brace For It: Damaging Winds Gusting Toward Bridgeport

Strong, gusty winds could blow down tree branches across Fairfield County.
Strong, gusty winds could blow down tree branches across Fairfield County. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's blustery forecast for Thursday in Fairfield County, with a Wind Advisory in effect for day with gusts of up to 50 mph possible.

But at least it will be sunny and a bit warm for early March.

The National Weather Service put the Wind Advisory in place from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

West winds of 15 to 25 mph are possible with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. The strongest winds are most likely during Thursday morning.

The gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down, and a few power outages may result. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

It will be sunny, with a high near 44 degrees.

Temperatures will drop Thursday night to about 25 degrees under mostly clear skies.

On Friday, there is a 30 percent chance of light snow, mainly between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. It will be partly sunny, with a high near 38 degrees but with wind chill values between 20 and 30.

On Friday night, the temperature will plunge into the teens.

Saturday will be chilly, with a high near 32 degrees under sunny skies.

Saturday night will be cold again, with mostly clear skies.

Sunday will be sunny again, with a high near 40.

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